I’m no Cinderella, but I know that pumpkins are magical.
I hope you like pumpkins. These are my last Halloween babies this year. I wasn’t going to make any others but then I went for a walk and under one of the trees that the hurricane knocked down, I found these sweet babies and my inspiration came back.
I present to you: Calabazas (pumpkin in Spanish) I’m not really sure if they are brother and sister or they are just friends. I can’t quite understand what they are saying but somehow we communicate. I have learned a lot from them, just by observing and asking yes or no questions. They are not very complicated babies you see. Their names you ask? Pepita and Pepito. Now let me introduce you to each one of them properly.
First we got Pepita, our pumpkin baby girl. Even though she’s a tad shorter than the boy. Pepita seems to be the oldest or at least the leader. She can sit better, and is always kind of taking care of the other calabacita. She’s doesn’t seem to be afraid of anything and her favorite animals are spiders, even the poisonous ones. She loves bright lights and fireworks. She’s somehow obsessed with fire, so just be careful about that. We always have to keep an eye on her because she runs directly to the fire. Maybe she wants to be a Jack-o-lantern, who knows?
Just so you can differentiate her from Pepito, I gave her a simple twine bow. Also her eyes are a lighter brown and of course she’s a tad shorter.
Next we have Pepito, the pumpkin baby boy. Pepito is a careful little one. He observes everything before acting and looks at Pepita every time he’s going to do something. He also imitates what she does. That is the main reason I feel he’s the youngest. Pepito is a mellow baby, he likes to be held and gets startled with anything new, just like when he saw his pet spider for the first time. I thought he didn’t like it and we were going to have to get him something else, but when he saw Pepita playing with hers, he decided it was safe to have his own little one, and now he loves her dearly.
Pepito has dark brown eyes, and a slightly bigger nose. This will help you tell him apart from the other calabaza.
These pumpkin babies are about 7 inches long (give and take) and are looking for new homes. I originally envisioned them to be child friendly but somewhere in the process, I got excited and used watercolors in their faces and added some detail that make them art dolls. They are natural fibers dolls, filled with clean wool. Their skin is organic cotton interlock hand dyed to orange and green.Their heads have been made in the traditional Waldorf style with some needle felting to make them firmer. They have floppy legs and arms. Their eyes, nose, and bodies have been hand embroidered with cotton DMC thread. Their leaves are made with wool blend felt. Hair is made with hand dyed big loop mohair yarn crocheted to a whig cap with a hand crocheted stump and vines in their heads. They both come with a pet spider and a leaf blanket.
If you would like to see more photos of them you can check them out here in their album.
These dolls are not washable mostly because of the watercolors paint in their faces. They are not meant to be toys for small children. These dolls are for children 7 and up or an adult collector.
Each calabaza’s adoption fee is 135 USDollars plus shipping. Shipping to Mexico is free and 8 USDollars for US, PR, and Canada, and 13 USDollars for the rest of the world.
Priority shipping is 30 USD for the US and Canada. Priority shipping to other countries would need a revised quote. If you would like priority shipping please let me know before hand so I can adjust the shipping price.
If you would like to adopt any of these babies, make sure you comment on this post stating the name of the calabaza doll you want, or just write the boy or the girl. Also make sure the email you write is your PayPal one. If you want both, make sure you write the names in the priority you would like them. If there is more than one person interested in any of the dolls, I will draw a name. However, I will try to divide them as fair as I can to give opportunity to the most people to bring one home. I will take entries for these babies until tomorrow Friday August 27, 2021 at 4pm CDT. Remember comments will not be visible to anyone, only me.
By commenting you agree that you are 18 years or older. Please do not comment on behalf of someone else, that is just not fair for others. Once a family has been chosen I will send a PayPal invoice that is due upon receipt. Babies that are adopted tomorrow will ship on Monday.
In the event these calabacitas do not find a home here, they will be listed in the shop and announced on IG and Facebook.
I hope my calabazas do not scare you. I swear they are super sweet and nice. Thank you so much for passing by to learn more about my calabacitas. Hope you get to adopt one too.
Stay safe, healthy, and spooky.
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